The End of the Cold War did not result in the United States remaining within its borders. The contrary occurred; with the fall of the Soviet Union, America plunged into encroachment into other countries without opposition.
Although it might be pretended that the United States was giving aid, in truth, the purpose was to interfere in internal politics, taking over various entities, and purchasing local politicians. Many countries became American poodles so as to gain benefit.
‘String Loans’ became a standard.
A ‘string loan’ means that so many millions is loaned to a another country. This loan can only be used to purchase American products.
Many countries fell for this trick. They took the loan, used it to buy items from the ‘list’ of products offered.
Most of the American products which were sent to these countries were near or at expiry date. Without the Soviet Union to counter, many Third World nations fell into the trap.
What ended these string loans for some Third World nations was the incursion of China. China came into the market. supplying the same type of goods at far lower price.
Local businesses which had shelves and showrooms of ‘Made in America’ goods went out, those which bought from China, survived.